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Definition of goose noun from the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary

     

    goose

     noun
    noun
    NAmE//ɡus//
     
    (pl. geese
    NAmE//ɡis//
     
    )
     
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  1. 1[countable] a bird like a large duck with a long neck. Geese either live wild or are kept on farms.
  2. 2[uncountable] meat from a goose roast goose
  3. 3[countable] a female goose compare gander
  4. 4[countable] (old-fashioned) (informal) a silly person see also wild goose chase
  5. Idioms
    cook somebody's goose (informal)
     
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    to ruin someone's chances of success
    kill the goose that lays the golden egg/eggs (saying)
     
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    to destroy something that would make you rich, successful, etc.
    what's sauce for the goose is sauce for the gander (old-fashioned) (saying)
     
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    what one person is allowed to do, another person must be allowed to do in a similar situation
See the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary entry: goose